Southampton vs West Brom: Predictions, tips, betting odds & match preview
Southampton vs West Brom: Predictions
Southampton will look to build upon their 1-0 win over Burnley last time out when they host a struggling West Brom on Sunday afternoon.
The Saints put some much-needed points on the board after falling to 1-0 and 5-2 defeats to Crystal Palace and Tottenham in their opening two games of the campaign and Ralph Hasenhuttl will now be keen for his side to get on a roll to push up the table.
As for West Brom, even at this early stage of the season, it looks like it’s going to be a struggle to stay in the Premier League for the Baggies.
Slaven Bilic’s men lie 17th in the table with just one point from three games and a league-high 11 goals conceded. In their most recent match, West Brom threw away a three-goal lead to draw 3-3 at home with Chelsea.
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Southampton vs West Brom: Team Stats
It seemed like Southampton had sorted their defensive issues out during their 1-0 win over Burnley and Hasenhuttl will be confident the fact that his side will have enough going forward to seal the points against a leaky West Brom side, should his backline continue to perform.
Danny Ings has been on fire over the past 18 months and since the start of last season, has scored a league-high 12 opening goals. He’ll be licking his lips at the prospect of facing Bilic’s generous defence.
Southampton vs West Brom: Team News
Ghanaian defender Mohammed Salisu is yet to make his Premier League debut since moving to Southampton in the summer and is unlikely to be fit to feature this weekend. Nathan Redmond is also a doubt as he continues to recover from an ankle injury.
Kieran Gibbs will be absent this clash for West Bromwich Albion through suspension, but Conor Gallagher returns to the fold for the Baggies after missing out against his parent club Chelsea last weekend. Striker Kenneth Zohore remains an absentee whilst experienced winger Kamil Grosicki is still a doubt.
Southampton vs West Brom: Squawka Says
Southampton 4-0 West Brom
Southampton vs West Brom: Head to Head
17 February 2018 — West Brom 1-2 Southampton
3 February 2018 — West Brom 2-3 Southampton
21 October 2017 — Southampton 1-0 West Brom
8 April 2017 — West Brom 0-1 Southampton
31 December 2016 — Southampton 1-2 West Brom
West Brom have had no luck in this fixture in recent times, losing five of the last six meetings with Southampton across all competitions and conceded five in their last two alone.
Confidence is bound to be at rock-bottom after throwing away a three-goal lead against Chelsea last time out, so Bilic won’t be holding his breath for a change in fortunes in this particular match-up.